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Too much storage?

I just couldn't resist picking up a new hard drive at Fry's today. It's a whopping 200 GB and will cost me just $70, provided the rebate check actually arrives.

Much to my disappointment, however, my Power Mac G4 is unable to recognize drives that are larger than 128 GB. I didn't know about this limitation before I bought the drive, and now that I have it installed (took about 10 minutes, thank you Apple hardware engineering!) I'm tempted to just pretend the unaccessible 80 GB doesn't exist.

But that sucks. Heck, that's as large as the other drive in my Mac, and it's just sitting there unused. Apparently I could put the drive in a FireWire enclosure instead and that would allow me to use the whole platter, but then I'd have an external drive. With the accompanying noise, device, and cable clutter.

Whine, whine, whine...


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